West LA United Methodist Church joins with other congregations to package meals for Rise Against Hunger (formerly known as Stop Hunger Now). In the process of putting faith into action as Christ calls us to do, lives are saved and faith and hope is spread throughout the world.
Rise Against Hunger is an international hunger relief agency that has been fulfilling its commitment to end hunger for more than 16 years. Since 1998, the organization has coordinated the distribution of food and other lifesaving aid to children and families in countries all over the world.
Rise Against Hunger created its meal packaging program, in 2005. The program perfected the assembly process that combines rice, soy, dehydrated vegetables and a flavoring mix including 21 essential vitamins and minerals into small meal packets. Each meal costs only 29 cents. The food stores easily, has a shelf-life of two years and transports quickly. Rise Against Hunger works with international partners that ship and distribute the meals in-country. For more information, about Rise Against Hunger, click here.
West LA UMC members join with other congregations to package meals on a selected Saturday during the year. Everyone is invited to help, including children, youth, and adults of all ages! Please check the Church Newsletter for details on future dates and times for meal packaging.